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Why Universities Should Be Investing In Lab Sustainability

While there has been some criticism on how universities invest in their estate, there are also example of innovative practices to make buildings more ecological sound and effective. The Lab Sustainability Initiative at the University of Bristol is one of such examples.

Designing Academic Opportunities

Developing innovative and flexible opportunities for students to become more involved in their own University experience is at the forefront of the Student Engagement ethos at the University of Lincoln. In this blog, Amy O'Sullivan and Emily Stow share how their portfolio of Academic Opportunities was created and developed at the Students’ Union.

Why We Should Be Engaging Students As Partners In Learning And Teaching

In this blog Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement from the University of Edinburgh, explores the reasons for rising interest in engaging students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. She examines a range of different rationales and arguments used to support student-staff partnership.

Encouraging Students to ‘Study Happy’

As part of our Student Experience series, Rebecca Woolley from the University of Warwick shares their Study Happy programme with Alice in Libraryland tea parties and mindfulness sessions for students. The library offers a range of activities and aim to improve the whole student experience.

Vegan and Vegetarian Society at the University of Stirling

As part of our Student experience series we hear from students who have recognised a need for support and changes to be made within their campus. Students at Stirling University set up the Vegan and Vegetarian society to broaden the food choices in their canteen . University can be more than the course.

To Get The Most Out Of Your Degree, Make A Difference Abroad.

As part of our Student experience series Shayle Havemann discusses the career value of international experience through volunteering and internships for students to assist them with their pursuit to the career of their dreams.

Case studies

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Co-creation of student service desk – University of Salford – case study – October...

In April 2015 the University of Salford successfully implemented askUS, a new student-facing ‘one stop shop,’ taking just fourteen weeks from project launch to service inception. The success of the askUS project was centred on co-creating with students.

Earning while learning – the right way – University of Warwick – case study

The University of Warwick helps its students to find work and re-invests in their employability and post study success via the Unitemps recruitment franchise model.

Edinburgh Napier University – using process mapping – case study – August 2017

When a team at Edinburgh Napier University needed to carry out three time consuming projects at the same time, they turned to process mapping. In this case study, project lead Fergus Jack describes the process and how it allowed the projects to be tackled simultaneously in a time efficient way.